Gabon's Aubameyang strikes twice as Arsenal win Europa League tie (4-2)

Arsenal 4-2 Vorskla – Former Dortmund Trio Shines For Arsenal

But Lacazette ensured that lethargic spell wouldn't prove costly when he smashed a sublime opener in the second half.

The Europa League game against Vorskla couldn't have come at a better time for him.

They had a glorious chance to take the lead inside 90 seconds as Dominic Calvert-Lewin broke behind Arsenal's high defensive line.

Despite that positivity, the Irons head into this tough clash having won just one of their last six home games in the Premier League.

After a laboured start from Arsenal, they finally pieced together an incisive raid when Hector Bellerin's cross found Aubameyang at the far post.

"They didn't win that important match [against West Ham] but maybe this is why they can be more risky to us because they come here and need to show their supporters that they are better than the last match".

"Petr Cech was the best player on the pitch, clearly".

Nacho Monreal forced an early save from Jordan Pickford in an error-strewn start, with Cech denying Richarlison on the Brazil international's return from suspension.

Everton made an excellent start to the game and should have gone ahead inside two minutes.

Walcott joined Arsenal as a youngster from Southampton back in 2006 and ended up spending 12 years at the club.

Of his successors, Gilberto Silva was a fine player and Mathieu Flamini showed promise, but the role has largely been neglected or mis-cast - with Xhaka, who looks as though he would much rather be attacking, a case in point.

Everton are also one of Arsenal's favourite visitors, as the Gunners have beaten the Merseysiders on their last five visitors to the Emirates in the Premier League.

Everton had the better of the first half at Emirates Stadium, with Richarlison — back after a three-match domestic ban for headbutting an opponent — proving unsafe down the left wing and forcing a good parried save out of Cech.

It was Lacazette who opened the scoring with a delicious curling strike after Aaron Ramsey directed the ball towards him - an effort that Gunners legend Thierry Henry would have been proud of.

Marco Silva called for video assistant referees to be introduced in the Premier League after referee Jon Moss and assistant Harry Lennard failed to spot a "clear offside" for Arsenal's crucial second goal.

Mesut Ozil surged away down the right flank and when the Arsenal midfielder's pass reached Ramsey, he flicked the ball to the offside Aubameyang.

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